Leisure and Sports

This industry is all about people enjoying sport, keeping fit and having fun - would you like to be part of it?

There are lots of organisations in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough that will advertise for Leisure and Sports roles. Roles in this sector can be varied and include sports coaches, lifeguards, physiotherapists, stewards and grounds people. A few examples of other Leisure and Sports companies in the area are Peterborough United Football Club (POSH), Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club and Hudson Leisure Centre.
Think about the things you enjoy doing outside of school or college. Whether it’s going to concerts, the zoo, museums, sporting events, the cinema or spending time with your friends at the local leisure centre. People now prefer to spend more money on experiences than buying things. From attending festivals, going to the cinema, visiting museums and art galleries, or even working out in a gym – people want to do interesting and fun things with their leisure time. The sports sector is vast, there are also massive opportunities to work in the health and fitness sector in gyms and leisure centres and also in outdoor activities.
Like many other jobs, having great communication skills is really important for this kind of job. If you are trying to help someone use a new piece of gym equipment, or playing a sport as part of a team, the ability to listen and talk to people is key.

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What you'll need

You’ll need customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, patience, excellent verbal communication skills, pay attention to detail, use your initiative and to be flexible and open to change.

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Leisure and Sports Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required